The village of Monee in Will County is a small, quiet community. Although dogs may not join you in parks in the city limits, there are six dog exercise areas in the county. Dogs are permitted in most county parks and on trails, provided they're restrained on a leash no longer than ten feet.
Take a drive about ten miles northwest from Monee to Hunters Woods County Forest Preserve when you want to get out in nature with your pup. This 43-acre forest and wetland area offers a natural surface trail and shoreline fishing. Make sure you pick up any waste when you visit this park with your pooch.
Another natural area to explore with your four-footed friend is the Laughton Preserve. Located about 14 miles southwest of Monee, this 430-acre facility protects a section of Forked Creek and the surrounding forested habitat. Spend time exploring this undeveloped area with your canine companion.
Pack your tent and your special pal in the car and head about 9.5 miles southeast to the Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve campsite. In this 891-acre facility, you and Fido can go hiking on the trails in the preserve. Make sure you keep your pup on a leash and clean up any messes while in the preserve.